Ooh aren't you loving the cooler weather we've been having lately? It's so refreshing not having my car thermometer saying '100' during the day! And for that reason, my family and I decided to have a little outdoor fun last weekend at the Dallas Farmers Market.
We got there around 9.30 in the morning, about 30 minutes before The Shed opens (it opens at 10 am on Sundays, click here to view their hours and calendar), A little too early, but it gave us time to find parking around the Palmieri Cafe and Taqueria La Ventana area, which is difficult to do once the market starts to pick up.
We've been eating mostly plant-based food in the last two weeks, and although getting our veggies at a supermarket is convenient, we'd like to only eat what's in season.. Why? Because the veggies are more fresh (and therefore taste better), they're not contaminated by overseas transportation, and they cater to what our body needs at this particular season (read more about this here). Anyways, the easiest way to find veggies that are in season is by going to your local farmers market, and sure enough, we found some really fresh veggies here at the DFM!
We got some baby eggplants! I made a yummy vegan pad thai with them last night and it was delicious!
We also sampled some grape tomatoes that were so crunchy, sweet, and juicy! Yes, most vendors have free samples, so don't hesitate to ask! If you're craving for some real food though, check out the food vendors!
They have Crepes (both savory and sweet), Mac n Cheese Dog (it sounds crazy but the mac n cheese is in the sausage), Corn on a Cob (toppings vary), and Tacos! We got a cup of Mango Green Tea (soo good!! and they do refills too!) and we also sampled some Ropa Vieja Sandiwch (Cuban shredded beef and pepper sandwich) from this vendor called Mi Habana. They have Cuban sodas (Jupina the pineaple soda too!) and dominoes to play, it's awesome!
I did most of the eating, Mr. Man did most of the drinking (he loved his mango tea), and J did most of the playing! They have this little area for kids to wash their own pretend veggies. J played there for an hour! Kid, where were you when I washed my veggies yesterday? lol
Whenever you visit DFW on Saturdays, they have this new event called Kids Market from 11 am to 2 pm, where young entrepreneurs get to sell their arts & crafts! Read more about it here.
They also have an indoor space where you can find antique signs, succulents, party supplies, rugs, and everything cute and pinterest-y!
"A Sunday Well Spent, Brings A Week of Content." - ever heard of that quote?
I live by it! That's why I like to keep my Sundays as chill as possible (no social media, no work if possible). And last Sunday, we got to cultivate our own healthy lifestyle by shopping what's in season and therefore support our local farmers, eat some really good food, played pretend with J, and found some really pretty stuff at Ruibal's. That's a chill, wholesome, and family-friendly #SundayFunday right there!
To experience more family-friendly adventures in Dallas and for more guidance on making the most of the Big D, visit DallasBigMoments.com :)